Hyperice, a provider of percussion, vibration and thermal technology, recently filed a lawsuit in federal court against Theragun Inc, dba Therabody, alleging infringement of Hyperice’s patented vibrating roller technology.
Hyperice seeks an injunction prohibiting Therabody from continuing to infringe Hyperice’s intellectual property, as well as damages to compensate Hyperice for this infringement, according to a news release.
Hyperice developed and began selling the Vyper vibrating fitness roller in 2014, and has obtained patents covering its technology. In May 2020, Therabody began selling the Wave Roller. Like the Vyper, the Wave Roller is a vibrating fitness roller.
Wave Roller vs Vyper
Hyperice’s lawsuit alleges that the Wave Roller infringes Hyperice’s most recent patent on the Vyper, which was issued shortly before the suit was filed.
“Hyperice products and technologies are built from the ground up. We value ingenuity, we protect our inventions by obtaining patents, and we respect other companies’ intellectual property. And when necessary, we use the legal system to ensure that other companies do the same.”
— Jim Huether, Hyperice’s CEO
“While we do not take the decision to sue a competitor lightly, we will aggressively defend our intellectual property rights and take all appropriate steps to ensure that our innovative products and technology are not misappropriated by opportunists seeking to knock us off.”
— Jon Howell, Hyperice’s General Counsel
Hyperice is represented in the lawsuit by Brian Arnold and Jonathan Pink of Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith, LLP.
[Source(s): Hyperice, PR Newswire]